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Comedy Night at Whiskey Acres
Jun
28
9:00 PM21:00

Comedy Night at Whiskey Acres

Join us on June 28th for a night of laughs and libations featuring comedy by Patti Vasquez and Paul Farahvar.

About this Event

Doors open at 9:00 PM.

Paul takes the mic around 9:30

Patti takes the mic around 10:00

Show wraps around 10:45.

Price of admission includes comedy show and 2 cocktails.

Charcuterie boards will be available.

Patti Vasquez is the host of THE PATTI VASQUEZ SHOW on Chicago’s WGN Radio, a stand up comedian and co-creator of the upcoming series “PATTI HAPPENS.”

Patti was born and raised in Chicago and has established herself as local media presence. As a radio talk show host on WGN, Patti quickly claimed the number 1 spot for late night radio. She has appeared as a commentator on WGN- TV Morning News and Fox Good Day Chicago. She also served as a fill-in host for WCIU’s You & Me in the Morning. Recently, Patti was honored by the National Museum of Mexican Art and The University Of Illinois for her contributions to art and advocacy work.

In addition to headlining in comedy clubs and colleges all over the United States, Canada and Europe, Patti has written and performed three hit solo shows for theater audiences: Tequila and Shamrocks: Every Flower Has Her Roots, Pregnant Party Girl: From Stoli’s to Stirrups, Mamacita: Tales of a Diaper Diva. On television Patti has appeared on NICK’S MOM’S NIGHT OUT on Nickelodeon, THE VERY FUNNY SHOW on TBS, MTV’s Tr3s, COMEDY.TV, and Comics Unleashed. Patti also made regular appearances on the popular Bob and Tom TV Show on Superstation WGN and their daily morning radio show, syndicated in 139 cities across the country. Patti has appeared in many comedy festivals including Just For Laughs, HBO’s Las Vegas Comedy Festival, the Chicago Comedy Festival and Marshall’s Women in Comedy Festival in New York City.

While still hosting her eclectic and wildly successful radio show, Patti began working with ABC to develop a sitcom based on Patti’s life. She graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana with a degree in History. She later disappointed her parents by dropping out of Northwestern’s Ph.D program to become a stand up comic. It all worked out in the end. Or at least, so far so good.

Paul Farahvar has been delighting audiences with his self-deprecating dry humor, centered on being an aging single. After training at The Second City and iO in Chicago, Farahvar quickly became a regular at local stand-up clubs, Zanies, Comedy Bar and Laugh Factory. Farahvar's hard work, prior stage life (He was/is also a musician) and ease at connecting with audiences have allowed him to achieve remarkably rapid success by industry standards, including the rare opportunity to host and produce his own monthly (now weekly) called "Drink Date Laugh" about dating and a new comedic game show called "Everyone's a Lawyer" both at the World Famous Laugh Factory. He currently tours regularly with national headliners Demetri Martin, Jen Kirkman, Keith Alberstadt and Chris Franjola when he is not headlining. Farahvar currently performs stand up regularly at Laugh Factory (Chicago, Las Vegas, Hollywood), Zanies (Chicago, Rosemont, and St. Charles), House of Comedy (Phoenix, Minnesota), Skyline Comedy Club (Wisconsin and Tacoma), Comedy Club on State, Comedy Bar (Chicago) and McCurdys (Florida). He is also the host of the Podcast "Singles Only" (iTunes, Laugh Factory Channel) and a regular guest on Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez on WGN Radio. He also played "Karam Haddad" on NBC's "Chicago Med" in 2017.

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HomeGrown Music Fest
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

HomeGrown Music Fest

Featuring Country and Classic Rock musical performances by:

Ellie Reid (2pm & 7pm encore);

Buford T. Judd & the Dump Trucks (3:30pm);

Party Doctors (5:30pm) and

Back Country Roads (8pm).

Locally made Cocktails and Craft Beer, local food vendors and food trucks. Show takes place on concert lawn adjacent to Whiskey Acres Distillery.

General Admission. Lawn Seating (bring lawn chair or blanket). All ages welcome. Rain or shine event. Parking $10.

No outside food or beverages allowed.

Produced in conjunction with UPSTAGING, Inc. of Sycamore, IL.

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DeKalb County Bold Spirits Fest
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

DeKalb County Bold Spirits Fest

We are proud to partner with the DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau to present the second annual DeKalb County Bold Spirits Fest at Jonamac Orchard.

June 1st from 5-9pm.

Enjoy a unique tasting event featuring spirits, wine, hard cider, and craft beers made right here in DeKalb County:

Forge Brewhouse

Jonamac Orchard Cider House

Prairie State Winery

Waterman Winery & Vineyards

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.

Tickets are $25 per person and will include entry to the event, 10 tasting tickets, and a souvenir glass (for ages 21 and over only).  Pre-Sale Tickets will only be available on-line until 8:00pm on May 31st, after this time, event tickets must be purchased at the door for $30 each.  Discounted tickets available at the door for designated drivers ($5 each, must be at least 18 years old).  Drinks by the glass will also be available for purchase during the event.

Craft Urban and Hick’s BBQ will be on site serving food.

Live music from Pat McKillan from 5:30-6:30pm and Back Country Roads from 7-9pm.   

Bring your own lawn chairs, but no outside food or drinks are permitted.  This is an adults only event.

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Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

Binny's World of Whiskey

Don’t miss Chicago’s finest whiskey tasting, back again for another year. Here’s your chance to rub elbows with the who’s who of the whiskey world. Taste everything new from everyone important, from world-famous favorites like Glenmorangie to craft stars like Whiskey Acres (yep, that’s us), from hometown heroes like Chicago Distilling Company to world whiskey powerhouses like Buffalo Trace. This year’s event also sees the unleashing of the sixth (yes, SIXTH!) release of Four Kings. This year’s release features yet another twist: four barrel strength ryes married and finished in brandy barrels from Midwest craft distilleries Mississippi River Distilling Company, FEW Spirits, Corsair Artisan Distillery and Journeyman Distillery.

Tickets are $75 each and may be purchased through Binny’s. https://www.binnys.com/world-of-whiskies

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Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Bourbon Women Night Out @ Binny's

Here’s your opportunity to taste spirits and network with the women of the spirits industry. Highlights include a selection of over 100+ spirits from all over the world, small bites, plus a rare selection of Binny’s Handpicked Single Barrels (including a Whiskey Acres selection) led by the Whiskey Hotline.

Tickets are $40 each.

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Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

5 Course Dinner Featuring Chef Rudy Galindao at Whiskey Acres

SOLD OUT!!! KEEP AN EYE OUT AS WE PARTNER WITH OTHER GREAT CHEFS TO DO MORE OF THESE DINNERS AT WHISKEY ACRES.

5 Course Dinner paired with hand crafted cocktails from Whiskey Acres.

1st Course Poached lobster salad ,bourbon remoulade, avocado, cucumber with citrus , mint vinaigrette

2nd Course Spring onion and potato soup

3rd Course Roasted lemon herb chicken, pickled celery and charred cauliflower served over farro with romesco sauce

4th Course Whiskey braised beef short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted root vegetables.

5th Course Bourbon chocolate pots de creme garnished with fresh fruit

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Live Music Featuring Cole Brandt at Whiskey Acres
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music Featuring Cole Brandt at Whiskey Acres

Cole Brandt will be playing a solo acoustic set in our Visitor’s Center. You’ll be able to enjoy his sounds that include jazz, rock, pop and classical genres.

Cole is a native of northern IL and a recent grad from the University of Illinois.

Grab a cocktail and relax. Admission is free.

Cocktails $7. Charcuterie boards $18.

https://soundcloud.com/cole-brandt-48873330/emic

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Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Pour & Pair: An Artisanal Food and Drink Event at the Arlington Heights Historical Society and Museum

  • Arlington Heights Historical Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mix and mingle with local artisans (including Whiskey Acres) and other history buffs to learn what goes into making hand-crafted delicacies and drinks. Listen to live music provided Tritone Music School while you wander through the museum enjoying sweet, savory and sippable samples from a variety of local vendors.

MEMBER ACCESS – $40*

--Come at 6pm to get an extra hour to explore and taste before everyone else.

--$10 savings when purchasing two tickets and a Museum membership

--Complimentary souvenir tasting glass and tote bag

--Includes 12 – Tasting Tickets

*member discount taken at checkout

Get tickets here.

GENERAL ADMISSION – $60

--Includes 8 – Tasting Tickets

--Complimentary souvenir tasting glass and tote bag

REGISTER EARLY TO RECEIVE $5 OFF ADMISSION

**must be 21 to attend

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Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

Drinks for Everyone at Bloomingdale Golf Club

Raise your glass to clean water!

Join us at the Bloomingdale Country Club and warm yourself at this fun tasting event.

Enjoy signatures cocktails crafted with some of the best locally distilled spirits (Including Whiskey Acres!) . New this year: sample wines! sample microbrews!

Tickets include 10 tastings and light snacks.

There will be raffles for your choice of a variety of local experiences and gift baskets.

Drinks for everyone supports the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club's clean water fundraiser. This year proceeds will benefit water projects in Flint, MI.

Tickets are limited! Get them here.

This year's participants include:

•Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.

•Black Dog Distillery

•Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery

•Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurants

•25 West Brewing Co.

•Pollyanna Brewing Co.

•Wolfsden Brewery

•Maple Leaf Roasters

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Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Bourbon and Cheese at the Royal Wren

Join our co-founder Nick Nagele at the Royal Wren in Geneva for an evening of sampling bourbon, Rye & Gluten Free Vodka....Neat and in some classic cocktails. We will be pairing each with a selection of hand picked cheeses to warm your pallet. All guests will receive a Whiskey Acres Glen Cairn Glass to take home.

$50pp. Please call the Royal Wren Store for a reservation (or stop by).(331) 248-0344

Payment in advance is a must to secure your slot. Very Limited Seating to ensure that everyone has a great time.

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Whiskey Dinner at Allerton Park

  • Allerton Park Event and Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Warm up with an evening of delicious food, perfectly paired with samples and cocktails from usI! Learn more about spirits and pairing from our co-founder Nick Nagele while enjoying this four-course meal in the Allerton Mansion.
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Menu:

Bacon Bourbon Brussels Sprouts Skewers, paired with tastes of Whiskey Acres Vodka, Rye, and Bourbon

Creamy Tomato Vodka Soup with Maple Bourbon Grilled Cheese, paired with a Whiskey Acres Vodka Martini

Rye Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Roasted Root Vegetables, paired with a Whiskey Acres Rye Manhattan

Bruleed Bourbon-Maple Pumpkin Pie, paired with a Whiskey Acres Bourbon Milk Punch
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$75/person. Extend your stay by spending the night in the Mansion – enjoy a special discounted rate of $80 for all rooms! Call (217) 333-3287 for more information and to make a lodging reservation.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Hannah Dole at dole2@illinois.edu by November 12.’

Purchase tickets here.

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Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

The North Shore Wine & Spirits Event - A Holiday Experience

JOIN US FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

FROM THE ORGANIZERS:

An opportunity to taste wines and spirits from around the world - and after finding the perfect wine and/or spirits for your Holiday Experience...

You will be able to purchase both bottles and cases (while quantities last) to take home or order for delivery.  And every taste and order will help make a joyous experience for hospitalized children, through Holiday Heroes wonderful program.

Meet the Experts and learn about new and exciting varieties in a wonderful artistic setting, the beautiful Art Center, Highland Park. Brand representatives and sommeliers will share their expertise, at their booths and in seminars throughout the day.

Attendance is limited, so to guarantee not to miss this fabulous holiday experience purchase your tickets now!

DAILY ADMISSION and TASTING DETAILS

Saturday, 5PM -10PM Sunday, 2PM - 7PM

Ticket for one includes 15 Tasting Tickets $55

Ticket for two includes 30 Tasting Tickets $85

(additional tickets available at Holiday Heroes Table)

· HOLIDAY HEROES FIRST TASTE

Saturday, 3PM to 5PM

Appetizers, Keepsake Wine Glass, Light Jazz

Single ticket includes 20 Tasting Tickets $75

Tickets for Two - includes 40 Tasting Tickets $125

(additional tickets available at Holiday Heroes Table)

· HOLIDAY HEROES BRUNCHETTE

Sunday, Noon to 2 PM

Canapes, Keepsake Wine Glass, Classical Sounds

Single ticket includes 20 Tasting Tickets $75

Tickets for Two - includes 40 Tasting Tickets $125

(additional tickets available at Holiday Heroes Table)

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Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

The North Shore Wine & Spirits Event - A Holiday Experience

JOIN US FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

FROM THE ORGANIZERS:

An opportunity to taste wines and spirits from around the world - and after finding the perfect wine and/or spirits for your Holiday Experience...

You will be able to purchase both bottles and cases (while quantities last) to take home or order for delivery.  And every taste and order will help make a joyous experience for hospitalized children, through Holiday Heroes wonderful program.

Meet the Experts and learn about new and exciting varieties in a wonderful artistic setting, the beautiful Art Center, Highland Park. Brand representatives and sommeliers will share their expertise, at their booths and in seminars throughout the day.

Attendance is limited, so to guarantee not to miss this fabulous holiday experience purchase your tickets now!

DAILY ADMISSION and TASTING DETAILS

Saturday, 5PM -10PM Sunday, 2PM - 7PM

Ticket for one includes 15 Tasting Tickets $55

Ticket for two includes 30 Tasting Tickets $85

(additional tickets available at Holiday Heroes Table)

· HOLIDAY HEROES FIRST TASTE

Saturday, 3PM to 5PM

Appetizers, Keepsake Wine Glass, Light Jazz

Single ticket includes 20 Tasting Tickets $75

Tickets for Two - includes 40 Tasting Tickets $125

(additional tickets available at Holiday Heroes Table)

· HOLIDAY HEROES BRUNCHETTE

Sunday, Noon to 2 PM

Canapes, Keepsake Wine Glass, Classical Sounds

Single ticket includes 20 Tasting Tickets $75

Tickets for Two - includes 40 Tasting Tickets $125

(additional tickets available at Holiday Heroes Table)

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Oct
9
5:00 PM17:00

2018 Chicago Indie Spirits Expo

Join us at the largest gathering of small, independent, family owned, handcrafted spirits and the distillers, importers, bottlers, distributors and representative under one roof! Sample some of the best of the boutique vodkas, gins, rums, tequilas, mezcals, whiskies and liqueurs from all around the world.

Must be 21 years and over.

11th Orchard Bitters
123 Tequila
A.D. Laws Whiskey
Amaro Montenegro
Angels' Share Glass
Aroma Academy US
Azunia
Back Bar Project
BC Merchants
Beach Whiskey Company
Beppe & the Architect, LLC
Black Dog Distillery L.L.C.
Balcones Distilling
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Blue Star Potables LLC
Bond and Royal
Botran Rum
Breckenridge Distillery
BroVo Spirits
Cardinal Spirits
Catan Pisco & Co.
CH Distillery
Chicago Distilling Company
Clyde May's
Connacht Whiskey Company
Copper Fiddle Distillery
Copper Fox Distillery
Corsair Distillery
Cutwater Spirits
Davos Brands
Death's Door Distillery
DeHart Spirits / Grander Rum
Deutch Family Wine and Spirits
Dictador Rum
Domaine Select Wine & Spirits
Domeloz
Driftless Glen Distillery
Edgewater Candles
Edradour Single Malt Scotch
Empress 1908 Gin
Far North Spirits
Frankfort Spirits
Glendalough Distillery
Gonzalez Bypass USA
Grand Traverse Distillery
Haus Alpenz
Heavenly Spirits LLC
House Spirits Distillery
Infinium Spirts
It Takes A Thief (copper whiskey thieves)
J. Henry & Sons Bourbon
John Drew Brands
Journeyman Distillery
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.
Koloa Rum Company
Koval Distillery
Kyro Finnish Gin
La Pavia Beverage / Top Note Tonic
Letherbee Gin
Limoncello di Capri
M.S. Walker
Macchu Pisco
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery
Mississippi River Distilling Company
Mizu Shochu
Molinari
Nelson's Green Brier Distillery
New Liberty Distillery
No. 99 Canadian whiskey
North American Beverage Company
North Shore Distillery, LLC
Oppidan Spirits
Partner Sweet Vermouth
Phillips Distilling Co.
Prichard's Distillery, Inc.
Purple Wine + Spirits
Rhine Hall
Rolling Fork Spirits
Ron Abuelo
Rosso Antico
Sagamore Spirit
Select Aperitivo
Signal Hill Canadian Whiskey
Sonoma County Distillery
Santa Fe Spirits
Shots Box
Signatory Single Malt Scotches
Slaughter House Whiskey
Soap Distillery
SomPriya Fine Spirits, LLC
SoulBoxer Cocktail Co.
Southwest Spirits & Wine
Spice Note LLC
St. George Spirits
Straight Edge Bourbon
Tailwinds distilling
Tattersall
The Baltimore Spirits Company
The Real McCoy
Total Beverage Solution
Traverse City Whiskey Co.
Treaty Oak Distilling
Turquoise Life
Two James Spirits
Union Horse Distilling Company
Vikre Distillery
Vintage Wine Estates and The Splinter Spirits Group
Virginia Distillery Company
Vision Wine & Spirits
Wahaka Mezcal
Waterloo Gin
Whi Saw Rye
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co
WhistlePig Rye Whiskey
Willie's Distillery
and more to come!

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Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

WHISKEYS OF FALL TASTING AT GLEN ELLYN BINNY'S

Join us for the Glen Elllyn Whiskies of Fall Tasting

SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM

FROM BINNY’S:

Whether you're sitting around a bonfire or BBQing with friends, everyone knows that whiskey adds to your fall experience. Taste from a selection of our fall favorites and discover your next holiday wish-list whiskey. Open House.

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Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Spirits on the Farm at the Dickson-Murst Farm in Montgomery, IL

SPIRITS ON THE FARM - 2018

Spirits on the Farm is a collaboration between the Oswego Area Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Craft Distillery Association. Taste spirits from Illinois Distilleries (including Whiskey Acres), Oswego Brewing Company and more. Enjoy food trucks, artisan wares and live music with Jeff LaMarre and Jason Hubbard at our family-friendly event.

Saturday, September 22nd
Dickson-Murst Farm
2550 Dickson Rd
Montgomery, IL 60538

Confirmed Distilleries:
~ Blaum Brothers Distilling Company - Galena
~ Black Dog Distillery – Plainfield (Vodka & Rum)
~ Fox River Distilling Co – Geneva (Vodka, Gin, Bourbon, Whiskey & Coffee Liqueur)
~ Frankfort Spirits - Frankfort
~ Koval – Chicago
~ Quincy Street Distillery – Riverside
~ Rush Creek Distilling – Harvard (Vodka, Gin, Mala Bar, Whiskey)
~ Tailwinds Distilling – Plainfield (Rum & Agave)
~ Whiskey Acres Distilling Company – DeKalb (Bourbon, Rye & Vodka)

Also Wine, Beer, Food Trucks, Artists & Live Music!

Purchase tickets before August 22nd and get 5 extra tasting tickets.

ID's will be required when you pick up tickets at Will Call.

Get your tickets here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efgb5kqa7642f572&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

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Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Whiskey Walks at the Arboretum

Join us at the Morton Arboretum for a hike and whiskey tasting.

Oaks are an essential part of whiskey making, and an essential part of Illinois’s history, too! There are so many reasons to get to know oaks. Arboretum experts will fill you in on all-things-oak during a 45-minute guided hike through the East Woods.

After your hike, return to the covered Big Rock Visitor Station and quench your thirst with a whiskey tasting hosted by us!  As you sip, learn the history, lore, and distilling process of this popular American spirit. You’ll never drink whiskey the same way again.

Instructors: Kris Bachtell, Vice President of Collections and Facilities; Mark McKinney, Natural Resources Supervisor; Nick Nagele, Co Founder of Whiskey Acres
Notes: Held outdoors. Ages 21+. Limit 20 per section

Course number N023

Schedule and Location

Saturday, September 22, 2018, noon to 1:30 p.m., 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., or 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Big Rock Visitor Station

  • Section A: noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Section B: 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Section C: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
     

Fees and Admission

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

$39.00 member

$46.00 nonmember

Registration Information

ONLINE:  REGISTER NOW, OPENS NEW TAB
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.

 

Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Lone Buffalo Bourbon Dinner

Join us and our friends from the Lone Buffalo for this incredible paired dinner.  $50 per person, including tip, get you all of this:

1st Course
TOASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SALAD
Paired with: Whiskey Acres Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Mixed greens, pickled red onion, spiced pecans, candied bourbon bacon lardon, goat cheese, tossed in apple honey bourbon vinaigrette.

2nd Course
CHICKEN CILLEGINE
Paired with: Whiskey Acres Farmcrafted Vodka
Seasoned grilled chicken, Cillegine mozzarella with an heirloom vodka sauce, topped with a basil chiffonade.

3rd Course
RACK OF LAMB
Paired with: Whiskey Acres Rye
Marinated and grilled Lamb, served on top of Root Vegetables, topped with a bourbon demi-glaze.

4th Course
DESSERT
Paired with: Boulevardier
Banana Fosters with bourbon caramel, topped with spiced pecans and chocolate shavings.

Tickets available here: http://www.thelonebuffalo.com/bourbon/

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Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Farm Dinner at the Morton Arboretum

Come experience elegant outdoor dining surrounded in natural beauty. This one-of-a-kind meal features fresh, local ingredients expertly prepared and served under the White Pine Pavilion.  Join us for a night of delicious, farm-fresh food paired with our spirits and beers from Lake Effect Brewing.

Omnivore Menu:
Welcome Tasting
Whiskey Acres Rye and Whiskey Acres Bourbon

Amuse
Peach Gazpacho, caprese skewer, opal basil, grilled peach
Paired with Farm Fresh Agua Fresca

First Course
Sweet Crab Salad, carrot, radish, avocado and burnt citrus
Paired with a Blackberry Tarragon Bourbon Mash

Second Course
Lake Superior Whitefish, rainbow chard and kale, fresh farm corn, fava bean and mint puree
Paired with Lake Effect’s Juniper Saison

Third Course
Grilled lavender lamb chops, oven roasted tri-color Romanesco, sweet potato puree, rosemary balsamic glaze
Paired with a Summer Rye Cocktail

Dessert Course
Sweet beet mousse, figs, port braised cherries, chocolate tuile
Paired with a Lake Effect & Whiskey Acres collaboration Barleywine Amber Ale

Vegetarian Menu:
Welcome Tasting
Whiskey Acres Rye and Whiskey Acres Bourbon

Amuse
Peach Gazpacho, caprese skewer, opal basil, grilled peach
Paired with Farm Fresh Agua Fresca

First Course
Roasted carrot salad, radish, avocado and burnt citrus
Paired with a Blackberry Tarragon Bourbon Mash

Second Course
Potato latke, thyme crème fraiche, rainbow chard and kale, fresh farm corn, fava bean and mint puree
Paired with Lake Effect’s Juniper Saison

Third Course
Grilled lavender zucchini, oven roasted tri-color Romanesco, sweet potato puree, rosemary balsamic glaze
Paired with a Summer Rye Cocktail

Dessert Course
 Sweet beet mousse, figs, port braised cherries, chocolate tuile
Paired with a Lake Effect & Whiskey Acres collaboration Barleywine Amber Ale

This is a prix-fixe (fixed price) menu. No other menu options are available for substitution. If you have a concern regarding one of the menu items listed, please call Visitor Services at 630-725-2066 before purchasing your tickets to see if an accomodation can be made.

Fees and Admission
BY PHONE: 630-725-2066, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours

ONLINE: BUY TICKETS NOW

$90.00 member
$100.00 nonmember
 

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Aug
16
8:15 PM20:15

Beer (Whiskey) Dinner at Stockholm's

Join us at Stockholm's in Geneva for one of their famous "Beer Dinners" (it's really a whiskey dinner this time).

4 course dinner begins at 8:15.  $70/pp.  Reservations are required and may be made by calling Stockholm's at  630.208.7070. 

Beets & Burratta
Fired roasted and chilled red and yellow beets, fresh burratta laid over Galena garlic scapes purée, topped with micro greens, balsamic reduction and citrus vinaigrette.  Paired with 3rd Street Brown Ale 

Peach & Cantaloupe Gazpacho
Topped with flash fried pork belly, goat cheese and English cucumbers. Paired with a Charred Peach W.A. Bourbon Old Fashion 

Center Cut New York Steak
Topped with Galena Garlics Coffee BBQ compound butter and flash fried onion straws, laid over a bed sautéed baby spinach. Paired with W.A. Rye Manhattan

Pecan Pie
Topped with Graham’s salted caramel ice cream 

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Aug
15
8:15 PM20:15

Beer (Whiskey) Dinner at Stockholm's

Join us at Stockholm's in Geneva for one of their famous "Beer Dinners" (it's really a whiskey dinner this time).

4 course dinner begins at 8:15.  $70/pp.  Reservations are required and may be made by calling Stockholm's at  630.208.7070. 

Beets & Burratta
Fired roasted and chilled red and yellow beets, fresh burratta laid over Galena garlic scapes purée, topped with micro greens, balsamic reduction and citrus vinaigrette.  Paired with 3rd Street Brown Ale 

Peach & Cantaloupe Gazpacho
Topped with flash fried pork belly, goat cheese and English cucumbers. Paired with a Charred Peach W.A. Bourbon Old Fashion 

Center Cut New York Steak
Topped with Galena Garlics Coffee BBQ compound butter and flash fried onion straws, laid over a bed sautéed baby spinach. Paired with W.A. Rye Manhattan

Pecan Pie
Topped with Graham’s salted caramel ice cream 

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Aug
11
12:00 PM12:00

Bold Spirits of Dekalb County at Jonamac Orchard

The DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau presents the first gathering of the DeKalb County Bold Spirits on August 11th from 12-8pm!  Enjoy a unique tasting event from spirits, wine, hard cider, and craft beers made right here in DeKalb County featuring:

Forge Brewhouse

Jonamac Orchard Cider House

Prairie State Winery

Waterman Winery & Vineyards

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.

Tickets are $25 per person and will include entry to the event, 10 tasting tickets, and a souvenir glass (for ages 21 and over only).  Drinks by the glass will also be available for purchase during the event.  

Hick’s BBQ and Tinez Tacos will be serving specialty foods from their food trucks and there will be live music from Destination Unknown (3:30-7:30pm).  

Discounted tickets available at the door for designated drivers ($5 each, must be at least 18 years old).  Event tickets sold at the door will be $30 each.  Guests may bring your own lawn chairs, but no outside food or drinks are permitted.

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Jul
14
3:30 PM15:30

Whiskey 101 at the Yorkville River Fest

We'll will be back again at this year's Yorkville River Fest on Saturday, July 14!  Three 30 minute sessions will be offered at 3:30pm, 4:15pm, and 5:00pm

For $10/person, participants will enjoy three 1/4oz tastes of Whiskey Acres products as well as one craft cocktail while learning about the history of whiskey production and our estate distillery. 

Sessions are limited to 40 people, so preregistration is encouraged and can be completed online at yorkville.il.us/register.  Registration will also be taken the day of the event as space allows.

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Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Whiskey Acres at Downer's Grove Binny's

From Binny's:

Looking for a new way to celebrate with Dad this year? Join us for an exciting seminar with Dekalb's very own Whiskey Acres, recently named one of the top "Craft Whiskey Visionaries" by Whiskey Advocate Magazine. We will explore the bourbon making process with Illinois' only grain to glass distillery.

Reservations Required
RSVP by calling 630-705-9463.

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